- PRETTY, COTTAGE STYLE 2 BEDROOM BUNGALOW WITH PARKING FOR 2 CARS+
- TWO SECLUDED PRIVATE COURTYARD STYLE GARDENS EITHER SIDE OF THE PROPERTY
- 28ft DUAL ASPECT OPEN PLAN LIVING ROOM/KITCHEN
- FULL SIZE DISHWASHER ALSO INCLUDED
- SECOND BEDROOM WITH BUILT-IN WARDROBE & ITS OWN ENSUITE DRESSING ROOM
- SET WITHIN A HUGELY APPEALING AND SECURE, "BARN CONVERSION" STYLE COMPLEX OF JUST 4 PROPERTIES
- HORSE PADDOCK BEHIND GIVING ADDED SEMI-RURAL APPEAL
- LIGHT WALNUT EFFECT KITCHEN UNITS INCORPORATE BRAND NEW HOB WITH HOOD ABOVE, OVEN & FRIDGE/FREEZER
- MASTER BEDROOM WITH FITTED WARDROBES FRONTED BY TRIPLE MIRRORED SLIDING DOORS
- FULL SIZE BATHROOM WITH MIXER TAP/SHOWER ATTACHMENT OVER BATH
Set behind the secure gates of a pretty, Barn Conversion style Complex, this utterly charming TWO Bedroom, fully Detached Bungalow has TWO completely secluded and private Courtyard Gardens, parking for TWO cars and backs directly onto a horse paddock giving added semi-rural appeal.
If security at night is a high priority, as well as the tall remote controlled iron gates at the Main Entrance and spiked iron railings that surround the majority of the perimeter, `Victorian` Lamp Posts light the way along the drive at night with further sensor controlled lighting flooding extra light too.
One of four properties, this delightful cottage style home has been recently spruced up with freshly painted walls and ceilings, new carpet and new kitchen appliances.
The accommodation briefly comprises a dual aspect 28ft open plan Living Room/Kitchen with two storage cupboards, 2 bedrooms (one with fitted wardrobes, the other with its own private walk-in Dressing Room and a full-size Bathroom.
There is Gas Central heating via radiators, LED lighting and Upvc double glazing.
PLEASE NOTE: The Landlord is ONLY seeking non-smoking Tenants, no full-time children and there are No pets allowed.
A composite `front door` with an `Eclipse` keyless push button combination lock and wireless doorbell, opens through to a small, private and nicely landscaped enclosed courtyard 23ft x 14ft, perfect for a bistro table and chairs set.
Nearly 6ft wide, a set of UPVC double doors opens through to the main living room.
OPEN PLAN LIVING ROOM/KITCHEN 24ft 4` min x 10ft 7` (7.3m x 3.2m)
The smooth finish ceiling has inset LED lighting and elegant coving, three new radiators provide plenty of winters heat and a further window and another set of double doors opening out to the main garden flood this room with light.
Storage wise, there is a full height shelved cupboard opposite the kitchen area and a further full height cupboard within the lobby area just beyond the far end of the living room. This cupboard has twin cold water feeds, a waste pipe and a double power socket to provide the facility for an out-of-the-way, hidden Washing Machine. A sturdy waist height shelf could easily take a condensing tumble dryer too.
A wall mounted audio intercom `Comelit Okay` links through to the main gate at the entrance to the complex, for visitors
A good range of attractive, modern, light Walnut effect kitchen units incorporate a brand-new Gas Hob with matching black Chimney style Hood above and Multifunction Oven below.
There is also a brand-new integrated Fridge/Freezer and freestanding full-size AAA class Dishwasher.
BEDROOM ONE 11ft 4` x 10ft 3` (3.5m x 3.1m)
This double bedroom has a large window overlooking the pretty internal courtyard and features on the far wall, a full width stretch of fitted wardrobes with modular shelving and triple mirror fronted sliding doors: a superb storage facility.
Of particular note there are also 4 double power sockets, very useful.
BEDROOM TWO 10ft 7` x 10ft (3.2m x 3m)
This well lit, dual aspect double bedroom has both a built-in double wardrobe, along with its own private dressing room!
DRESSING ROOM/WALK-IN CLOSET 6ft 4` x 5ft 10` (excluding door recess) (1.9m x 1.8m)
An obscure glass window provides natural daylight, with this useful storage room having fitted shelving, radiator and a built-in cupboard opening to reveal the new Vokèra by Riell`, Easi-Heat Plus, Combination Boiler.
BATHROOM 6ft 10` x 5ft 4` (2.1m x 1.6m)
A rear facing obscure glass UPVC window lights this full-size bathroom, which has a mixer tap with shower attachment over the bath.
Fully tiled with an extractor fan and a built-in storage cupboard for towels etc.
REAR GARDEN 33ft narrowing to 25ft x 20ft (10m > 7.6m x 6.1m)
A real sun trap, this enclosed and very private courtyard backs onto a paddock and has a useful 8ft x 5ft 6" shed.
An external double power socket, water tap, retractable close line and inset lighting along the soffits provide generous finishing touches.
ENTERING THE COMPLEX
The wide set of remote-controlled double gates gently swing open to tarmac drive running past the handsome Coopers Lodge and Dove Cottage, giving a great first impression as you enter.
As you pass these, a 13ft wide opening leads onto a shingle drive which continues down to the end of the development and `The Barnette`, which is on your right, with plenty of room for 2+ cars directly in front.
To the right of the Barnette is the aforementioned keyless lock `front door` leading through to the private entrance courtyard of The Barnette.
Of further note, the Landlord is having brand new underground utility cabling put in, using a clever underground `Mole` directional Drill, for zero disturbance to the main Drive that it will run under. Until this is put in (about 3 months), the rent will INCLUDE the Gas Central Heating and the Water Bill. So, you would just need to pay for the Electricity and Telephone/SKY.
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Billericay is a popular, historic market town just 30 miles from London.
The market at the top of Crown Road disappeared years ago and Billericay nowadays is more well-known as an excellent commuter town, with excellent rail links to the City (35 minutes by train), very good schools and a charming High Street, part of which is a conservation area.
It also has great access to the key main roads of the M25, A12 and A127.
The town lies on the edge of rural Essex, which makes it a very desirable place to live. This coupled with the City access goes some way to explain the high levels of Londoners we see looking to move here every year.
Since I moved here in 1973 and started as an estate agent in the mid 1990`s, I have seen the town grow to where it is now, with some 14,000-15,000 homes and a population of over 40,000.
The Billericay you see today is economically and physically a thriving and attractive place to live and work. There are many open green spaces including the 40 acre Lake Meadows Park, a must in summer, and they throw a pretty impressive Fireworks Night too.
Norsey Woods is a great place for a walk or to exercise your dogs...or the kids! It dates back to the Bronze Age and covers about 165 acres with a visitor centre for the educational visits it has too.
I remember camping there as a cub scout back in the day and both Nick and myself have enjoyed many a afternoon there over the years with our families.
The High Street must be one of the prettiest in the county and dates back to Roman times. The shape we see now certainly hasn`t changed much for over 500 years, our office itself is part of one of the 25 old coaching inns the town has seen over the years!
With well over 100 shops including some well known names and some boutique locally owned ones, the High Street also has some great pubs, bars and restaurants. The Chequers is probably the most popular, most people we know rate it as the best pub in town, with newer bars like Harrys Bar, Bar Zero and the Blue Boar, also very sought after, growing venues on friday and saturday nights.
There are too many great restaurants to name, suffice to say you don`t need to travel out of Billericay to have a fantastic night out and there`s a taxi rank by the station to get you home if you want to leave the car on the drive.
Waitrose is our local main supermarket with there also a very good Co-op over on Queens Park. Smaller supermarkets over in South Green, Sunnymede and along Stock Road also provide a super local service in their areas.
Billericay Christmas Market is a very popular annual event which sees the High Street completely shut to traffic for the day and then filled with stalls selling anything and everything Christmasy!
All the local schools, both Primary and Secondary have good OFSTED reports and there is a good choice of both State and Private. Please feel free to contact our office for more details although the OFSTED website is the ideal first port of call of course.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Billericay has an facinating history, much of which can be researched in our local museum, the Cater Museum on the High Street.
Billericay was first recorded as Byllerica in 1291 with notable events including a Peasants Revolt ending up in Norsey Woods in 1381 and some of Billericay residents, including Christopher Martin, the ship`s victualler, sailing with the Pilgrim Fathers to the `New World` of America on the Mayflower in 1620 - hence the many representartions of the Mayflower ship in numerous local businesses and the Mayflower High School.
In 1916 Billericay became famous as a result of a Zeppelin airship crashing in flames on the outskirts of the town, down what is now Greens Farm Lane.
A union workhouse was built in 1840 which later, together with additional later built buildings, became St. Andrew`s Hospital in the 1930s. The regional plastic surgery and rehabilitation unit was opened here the same year I moved to Billericay, 1973. Many a local will still refer the estate there now to me, as `one of the houses on the old Burns Unit`, although it is in fact Stockfield Manor now.
Only the original workhouse building, including the chapel, and the main gatehouse, now survive, converted now into Grey Lady Place, a residential development of luxury apartments.
The railway came in 1889 and opened up opportunities for landowners to sell plots to Londoners looking to move out of `The Smoke` into a cleaner rural environment. Both myself and Nick have sold many an old `plot land` home over the years for redevelopment. A few still remain on the edge of Norsey Woods down Break Egg Hill.
With the housing shortage created by the war time bombing of London, pressure to build was great and the new town of Basildon was given the green light. The `Green Belt` stopped expansion and the blurring of Basildon and Billericay, hence why lot of the Billericay housing estates were built on abandoned farmland around the town centre and Great Burstead/South Green, where permission was more easily granted.
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